Robotic orthopaedic surgery

Robotic Orthopaedic Surgery

Prosthetic robotic surgery and virtual reality


Prosthetic surgery at the UPMC Salvator Mundi International Hospital Orthopaedics Center is growing thanks to the introduction of technological innovations that combine robotics with virtual reality.

Robotic Orthopaedic Surgery + Virtual Reality
Robot Mako-Stryker + Verima = Technological Innovation = > Safety, < Invasiveness

The high-tech robotic platform, Mako-Stryker, and the virtual reality and holograms of Verima medical imaging software, are used to perform innovate new surgical techniques. 

The Mako surgical robot allows the computer to design the type of implant that will be used in the operating room, combining the data detected by the 3D CT scan with the intraoperative measurements made with an infrared camera system. The surgeon is able to perform an advanced simulation of the intervention allowing them to position the prosthesis with absolute precision, saving bone tissue, and achieving a perfect ligamentous balance.

Special mixed and virtual reality visors and augmented reality devices, Verima enables CT and MR exams to be transformed into interactive 3D holograms. The surgeon can interact with the anatomical hologram, which can be rotated, moved in space and enlarged, and “carried” close to the patient during the operation.



Benefits of minimally invasive technique:


  • Detailed display of the patient’s specific anatomy
  • Timely pre-operative planning
  • Greater precision in surgery and placement of the prosthesis
  • Significant reduction of pain
  • Reduced hospital stay and post-operative recovery time



Special indications for the robotic treatment:
This type of robotic prosthetic surgery currently applies to hip and knee procedures. Shoulder replacement and spine surgery programs will also be being at UPMC Salvator Mundi shortly.


Agreement with the University Hospital in Modena

Today the team of the UPMC Salvator Mundi International Hospital Orthopaedics Center has new professionals with extensive experience in the field of congenital and acquired osteoarticular diseases, sports medicine and, particularly, in reconstructive, prosthetic, arthroscopic and robotic surgery. These specialists from the Orthopaedics unit directed by Prof. Fabio Catani, of the University Hospital in Modena, work in our facility thanks to a recent agreement aimed at enriching the highly specialized services.